The Holman Bible Dictionary defines contentment as “An internal satisfaction which does not demand changes in external circumstances.”
Although it’s one of the most valuable things on earth, how to attain it is highly controversial.
Humanity gropes for solutions but wealth, prestige, glamour, sexuality, substance abuse and rebellion have all failed spectacularly. Continue reading “Contentment is never found in things”
It is easy to determine what is really important to many people. Just listen to them.
The television networks interview men of success. Newspapers do articles on the real estate and stock market moguls.
What’s the theme of the world? Profit, accomplishment, and material wealth are all things many people consider important. Continue reading “How is your balance sheet?”
A child awakens on Christmas morning and attacks a mountain of gifts. When they finish, they’re hip deep in paper and boxes. They examine their gifts and spend the rest of the day focused on what they didn’t get.
When we’re spoiled, we will never be satisfied. Continue reading “How God can help us receive gifts”
“With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible” (Mark 10:27). Not to contradict Jesus by any means, but there are plenty of impossibilities with God. In other words, there are plenty of … Continue reading There’s nothing my God can’t do
We need Thanksgiving every day… Continue reading Thanksgiving
We can hunger for a fulfillment that does not exist. Continue reading The dangers of materialism
#10. Make good use of excuses. Stay out of church because of hypocrites. For every Ananias and Sapphira who get zapped, a hundred other false Christians are hiding in the pews. Hurt feelings are always a good out. Remember: it’s never your fault.
#9. Stay busy running after the necessities of life, instead of putting first the Kingdom of God. After all, that’s what pagans do, heap up material things. Matthew 6:32-33. Continue reading “10 Ways How to Think and Act Like a Pagan”
Haggai’s message was not meant to be comfortable. When he arrived in Jerusalem in 520 B.C., the temple of God was still not constructed. 18 years had passed since King Cyrus of Persia had released the Jews from their exile. Continue reading When Is The Lord's Turn?